Canada is celebrating its first 150 years and as Jews join in the party, it’s easier than ever to get a glimpse of how Jewish life has evolved over the years. This country has a rich history of Jewish newspapers and thankfully, many of them have been digitized and can be read online, free of charge. As you pore over the papers, you may come across a story that resonates or infuriates. Or perhaps find a wedding announcement about the patriarch of your family.
Discus thrower at second Maccabiah Games. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
“I may be wrong, but there might be a perception that Jewish kids are not athletic. Maybe I can change that trend.”– Olympic Gold Winner and Maccabiah participant Lenny Krayzelburg. Although the Maccabiah may not have the international profile of other sporting events, some athletes appreciate it for the value its founders tried to instil. American swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg won three gold medals in backstroke at the Sydney Olympics.
“Join together, young men, we need you. Train not only your spirit, but your muscles as well. Be strong and upright and study diligently. We shall need your strength and your knowledge. I believe that a new and wonderful generation of Jews shall arise in the country. The sons of the Maccabees will return to life!”Little did Yosef Yekutieli know what he was starting back in 1912.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".